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Klamath River Basin Adjudication
Klamath River Basin Adjudication
This adjudication is the process of determining claims to the use of surface water in the Klamath River
Basin. The first phase was the review and determination of these claims by the Oregon Water Resources Department, including the hearing of contests to claims and the issuance of proposed orders by administrative law judges from the State’s Office of Administrative Hearings. With Department’s issuance of the Adjudicator’s Findings of Fact and Final Order of Determination on March 7, 2013, this phase of the process is now complete.

The second phase of the process is now beginning. This is the review of the Final Order of Determination by the courts. Adjudication claimants or contestants who dispute the Department’s determination of their claims or contests will have an opportunity to file exceptions with the Klamath County Circuit Court. The Court will then review these exceptions, and will ultimately issue a water rights decree affirming or modifying the Final Order of Determination. The Department can issue water right certificates in accordance with the decree once it is issued by the court.
Claim Listing by Claim Number
Link to Proposed Orders and Stipulations by Claim Numbers



Amended & Corrected Findings of Facts & Order of Determination (ACFFOD)       dated February 28, 2014
Cover Letter
Order of Entry
Certificate of Authenticity of Record
Findings of Facts & Order of Determination dated March 7th, 2013
Cover Letter
​Order Entering the Final Order into OWRD's Record
Certificate of Authenticity of Record
Certificate of the Final Order
​Motion to Set Initial Hearing:
​       Motion to Set Hearing Date
​       Declaration in Support of Motion
​       [Proposed] Order Setting Hearing Date
​       Delegation Order
General Findings of Facts & Conclusions of Law
Partial Orders of Determination by Claim Number
Service​ List


Current Mailing List as of March 7th, 2013

Mailing List

Frequently Asked Questions

Press Release



Claimant / Contestant Information (For Informational Purposes Only) 

Claim Information prior to filing the Final Order of Determination with the Circuit Court

Other Tools

Klamath Basin Supplement
A general look at the history, geology, and hydrology of the Basin. This general report also examines the water uses and water issues in the basin as told through some of the Basin´s water officials and citizens. Klamath Summary Report (PDF 2.2 MB)